How Pakistan’s politico-economic crisis can be an opportunity in disguise for India


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The strategic equilibrium that underpins the role of the Pakistani armed forces as guarantors of Pakistan’s security and thereby gives them a free pass in running the country is in crisis. Without strategic depth, the Pakistani army, already under direct political attack from Imran Khan, risks losing political legitimacy. Since its formation, Pakistan has worked on quite a few borders in the west, with a troubled and supplicant Afghanistan and a reluctant Iran to concentrate force on India. That old formula is now giving way to a new formula. Pakistan now has to deal with a belligerent and dangerous Taliban...